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To upgrade ram on MacBook Pro you have to consider the pros and cons. Apple Mac users look to speed up their devices by upgrading RAM on MacBook Pro or upgrading the hard drive. Is it worth spending the extra bucks or potential software dilemmas?

If a MacBook is lagging, taking unusually a lot longer to boot, and applications are quite slow to respond, the current configuration might not be capable of running the latest iteration of macOS as well as the newer version of apps installed on the device. Due to the outdated or low configuration, Mac often takes too long to boot and even apps feel relatively slow while running.

An upgrade RAM on MacBook Pro can fix your slow MacBook. If your MacBook is taking a lot of time while opening apps or during multitasking like switching between apps, chances are high that its RAM is unable to run multiple apps simultaneously or perhaps some resource-hogging apps aren’t leaving much RAM for others to run smoothly. Hence, upgrading the RAM can help you make your Mac run much better.

As for the hard drive, it’s used to store a variety of data including photos, videos, music, documents and so on. Not just that, hard drives are also used to store data for apps and the operating system that runs on the computer.

So, Can You Upgrade RAM on MacBook Pro?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to upgrade RAM on most modern MacBooks (including the latest MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs) since in these notebooks the RAM comes soldered to the motherboard of the computer. However, you can upgrade RAM on older MacBooks such as MacBook Core 2 Duo, MacBook Unibody, MacBook Pro 13” (Mid 2009-Mid 2012), MacBook Pro 15” (Late 2008-Mid 2012), and MacBook Pro 17” (All Models).

Is There Any Catch?

Even after upgrading the SSD/HDD on your Mac, you may not be recommended to use the latest iteration of macOS i.e macOS Catalina due to the processor and RAM restrictions. In this case, you will have to opt for an older version of macOS that can run smoothly on the notebook. The tradeoff of the speedy and smooth performance of your MacBook is something you have to decide.

As for upgrading the MacBook hard drive, you can do so on most models. But note that MacBook SSD upgrade – especially from HDD to SSD – is not possible on all the models. So, the right way to go is to contact a trusted MacBook repair company such as opens in a new windowClickAway and ask for advice.

Back Uo Data Before Mac Upgrade

Before doing a Hard Disk upgrade on your Mac be sure to back up your data. You can use  opens in a new windowTime Machine or iCloud to back up all of your important files. Be warned that you may have to reinstall some licensed software. So, ensure that you have the license key for those applications.

Category: Mac Repair

ClickAway professional technicians offer top MacBook Repair in San Jose, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Santa Cruz, Watsonville and surrounding Bay Area cities. Whether you work on a MacBook, edit video on an iMac, talk on an iPhone, you are a big fan of Apple’s style, ingenuity, and intuitive user interface. While some tech scribes might think Apple to be infallible, those of us who use it know that a great design doesn’t render it unbreakable. When one of your Mac devices needs help, visit the Apple Computer Repair Store at ClickAway.

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Apple doesn’t take things lightly and neither do we. Thus, we have experienced Mac repair technicians on staff at every location to make sure we accurately diagnose and fix your problems. Our Apple MacBook repair prices are $99 an hour, which includes a free one-hour diagnostic. You’re entitled to know what is wrong with your favorite device and our professional technicians will walk you through the issues. Repair options will be fully understood.

With an Apple computer repair appointment we provide on-site service and can make a visit to your home or office too. For low onsite MacBook repair costs, ClickAway provides the convenience you need if you aren’t able to stop in. We can even arrange a free pick up or delivery. A desktop can be a hard thing to bring around sometimes. So we can come to you, making the process even easier. Some of our Apple desktop and Apple MacBook repair  opens in a new windowservices include:

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Where to get your iMac or MacBook fixed and how much it will cost? Ask for a free quote today. This also goes for water damage to your MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini or other Apple products.

How do I get my Apple computer fixed?

To get service for your Mac, you can make a reservation at ClickAway, either in store or we can come to your home or office. Before you pay a dime, we do a free diagnosis to identify the problem and then give you a cost estimate on getting it fixed. Depending on what the issue is, you might be able to get it back the same day. If the repair is more involved, we can offer you a loaner device to use.

How much will it cost?

If your issue isn't covered under warranty, we will give you a price that most likely beats everyone. Most warranties do not cover excessive physical damage, including catastrophic damage due to liquid contact or submersion, or damage caused by the presence of hazardous materials.

Battery service

If you're experiencing an issue with your battery, your Apple MacBook might not require a repair. Your Apple battery service might be covered by warranty. If not, ClickAway provides the lowest prices for out-of-warranty battery service.

If you're looking for other Apple Repair services, try our iPad Repair page or iPhone Screen Repair. For other tips and advice on using and protecting your Apple computer, follow the ClickAway Blog.

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